Tritiya Shraddha 2018, Titiya Tithi Shradh and Puja Ritual | Shivology


What is Tritiya Shraddha?

Shradh or pitra paksha

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What is TritiyaShraddha?

TritiyaShradh is the third day of the PitruPaksha. TritiyaShradh is also known as teejshraddha or TadiyaShradha.

According to the Hindu calendar, TritiyaShraddhafalls on the vidiyatithi of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

As per the North Indian Amavasyant Calendar, TritiyaShradh is fall in the month of Ashwin.

All we know that TritiyaShradh is the third day of the sixteen-day long MahalayaPaksha. In 2018, TritiyaShradh date is 27th September on Thursday.

TritiyaShradh is performed for those who died on the TritiyaTithi as per the Hindu calendar. Deceased may have died in either fortnight i.e. ShuklaPaksha or Krishna Paksha.

Tarpan is offered to the deceased and PindDaan is performed as the process of Shradh. On this day, it is advisable to perform Lord Vishnu Puja.


Date and Muhurat of TritiyaShradh in 2018

TritiyaShradh - 27th September 2018 on Thursday



  • KutupMuhurat = 11:48 to 12:35
  • RohinaMuhurat = 12:35 to 13:23
  • ApaharanMuhurat  = 13:23 to 15:45


Rituals of TritiyaShradh

  • TritiyaShradha rituals involve offering tarpan to the ancestors. It is a way of giving respect and tribute to one’s ancestors.
  • After the tarpan, PindDaan is performed..
  • After the completion of all the rituals, the food is offered to a Brahmin.
  • You have to give the food to crow or cow.
  • “Daan” is also done on the TritiyaShraddha for the deceased family member who dies on this tithi.

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